David A. Crandell

May 24, 1947 — November 22, 2017

David A. Crandell

DAVID A. CRANDELL
MORTON - David A. "Dave" Crandell, 70, of Morton, passed away peacefully Wed., Nov. 22, 2017, surrounded by his family and friends at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria.
Dave was born May 24, 1947, in Jefferson, Iowa, to Hubert and Marie (Seymour) Crandell. In 1968, he married his best friend and high school sweetheart, Jolene Anderson in Boone, Iowa.
Surviving are his wife, Jolene Crandell of Morton; one son, Rich (Judy) Crandell of Holly Springs, N.C.; one grandson, Connor Crandell; and two brothers, Steve (Cheryl) Crandell of Ames, Iowa and Blaine (Diane) Crandell of Garfield, Ark. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by both of his parents.
Dave is a graduate of Iowa State University. After graduating from college, he taught school in southwest Iowa. He was also a manager for JCPenney and a salesman for Klaus Radio. Dave was one of the first salesmen for cellular phones in Central IL. He owned Alton's Gift Centre in Morton and later worked for Caterpillar Logistics in Morton, where he also served on the facility EMT team.
Dave was assistant scoutmaster for Troop 178 for Morton United Methodist Church.
His family will remember him for his unique wit and his love and kindness to all. He was happy knowing that his legacy would live on through his grandson, Connor.

Cremation rites have been accorded.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Tues., Nov. 28, 2017 at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center. Additional visitation will be from 10:30-11 a.m. on Wed., Nov. 29 at the funeral home with a memorial service following at 11 a.m. Pastor Gary Feldman will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Illinois CancerCare Foundation, 8940 N. Wood Sage Road, Peoria, Ill, 61615 or the OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home, 2265 W. Altorfer Drive, Peoria, Ill, 61615.

Visitation

NOV 28. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (CST)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550

Visitation

NOV 29. 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (CST)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550

Service

NOV 29. 11:00 AM (CST)

Knapp - Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center
140 S. Detroit Ave.
Morton, IL, 61550
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